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Associate Systems Engineer – Computing Platforms

Ref ID: REF16898U
Department: Information Technology
Location: Livingston, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Company Description

Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

This position is responsible within the Enterprise Computing Platforms function for the:

1.       Baseline support and enhancement; including monitoring, maintenance, support, improvement and integration of assigned server, operating systems, storage/backup/recovery and infrastructure-based products (Infrastructure Functions) in the Foster Farms computing environment.

2.       Solution recommendation and implementation of new vendor-supplied and/or in-house developed software, hardware, operating system, storage/backup/recovery solutions (Infrastructure Solutions) within assigned Infrastructure Functions.

 

The Associate System Engineer (ASE) will work closely with IT staff to provide effective and efficient business solutions in the assigned Infrastructure Functions.  This position will monitor and analyze assigned Infrastructure Solutions to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of the Foster Farms Infrastructure environment.  This requires a limited degree of creativity and latitude.

 

The ASE may also play a role in enforcing standards relating to the use of assigned Infrastructure Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:    

Independently able to perform Low complexity systems engineering duties within assigned Infrastructure Functions, and with direction, up to moderately complex duties including:

·         Systems integration, upgrade, support, rollout

·         Systems administration, monitoring, performance tuning and systems documentation

·         Project participation

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

·         A combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities

·         Understanding of Windows and infrastructure technologies and concepts

·         Basic understanding of endpoint operating systems

·         Must be goal and results oriented with strong problem-solving skills and sound judgment

·         Must be able to effectively communicate with customers, engineers, and other analysts

·         Must be willing and able to constantly learn and improve skills

·         Must possess solid decision making and critical thinking skills with the capability to envision creative solutions to up to low to moderately complex business/infrastructure process/system issues.

·         Demonstrated ability to teach/educate self in the infrastructure arena, both within assigned functions and outside of assigned functions

·         Must be goal and results oriented and have strong problem-solving skills, sound judgment, critical thinking, and decision-making ability

·         Ability to travel on occasion and work from home for on-call services

·         Good interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to communicate effectively with management, staff, and team members, both written and verbal

·         Ability to see IT as business-driven, rather than technology-driven

·         Ability to travel and work from home to provide 24 x 7 support during scheduled on-call periods

·         Strong service orientation with a desire to help others

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

 

·         BS or Master’s degree in Computer/Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent experience

·         IT experience working in a manufacturing organization for a $1+ billion organization

·         Experience supporting Enterprise Infrastructure Services

·         Exposure to administration of enterprise storage, backup/recovery, disaster recovery solutions

·         Prefer experience with Server automation and monitoring tools

·         Exposure to scripting languages such as PowerShell and Python

·         Experience with virtualization technologies

·         Industry certification(s) to include: Microsoft/Azure Administration, VCP or equivalent

·         Possess the ability to move up within the organization

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

1.     Must have reliable transportation

2.     Must be have to obtain CA drivers license

3.     Must be able to travel over night occasionally

4.     Must be able to have consistent attendance in assigned office

5.     Must be able to sit for long periods of time

6.     Must be able to drive to various company and vendor locations

7.     Must be able to work on the computer for long periods of time

8.     Must be able to deal with periodic high stress situations

9.     Must be able to stay calm and focused when dealing with difficult personnel issues

 

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Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.